Heartwarming / An American Tail

  • The song "Somewhere Out There". Even though the mice children aren't very good singers. They come across as a bit squeaky. Although it adds to the charm. The Narm Charm, that is.
    • The song would come off as less sincere if they hired some professional to sing it, as evidenced by the cover of the song done during the credits.
  • Fievel finally being reunited with his family at the end of the first movie is sure to move you to tears.
  • Tanya's song "Dreams to Dream" in Fievel Goes West. It is virtually completely pointless to the story, but is such a heartwarming scene. It's pretty telling when Cat R. Waul, who has been maintaining a very unflattering view of mice up to this point, hears it and is moved to tears.
  • The ending of Fievel Goes West. Fievel and Wylie Burp are watching the sunset and Wylie offers his badge to Fievel, but the mouse can't accept it because he's not a hero like Wylie. Wylie replies;
    "Maybe. Maybe a real hero's the last to hear about it. But you pulled me out of a gutter, and for that I owe you some thanks. Just remember, Fievel: one man's sunset is another man's dawn. I don't know what lies beyond those hills, but if you ride yonder, head up, eyes steady, heart open, I think one day you'll find that you're the hero you've been lookin' for."
    • Plus, Fievel flipping his hat back to the blue at the end was sweet, like he learned he could be a hero by being himself.
    • Especially touching is that this was Jimmy Stewart's final film role, effectively symbolizing the passing of the baton from his generation of actors to the new.
  • Papa taking a moment to thank (and kiss) the mezuzah in the family's doorway in Manhattan Island.